No one’s jazzed about Valentine’s Day. You buy your partner a present because you think you have to, even when they whip out the, “Seriously, you don’t have to get me anything” line. Obviously, you’re going to get them something; you’re not a monster.
If you’re stuck on what to get your partner for Valentine’s Day, whether you’ve been together six months or six years, here are some hot gift ideas for your beloved one:
Everyone loves a good toy–vulva-havers and non. Don’t be afraid to ask your partner what they’re interested in. You can get super kinky with handcuffs and whips or keep it simple with a good ol’ vibrator.
You really can’t go wrong with a vibrator. It’s great for solo and couple play (which we love) and bonus: your partner will think of you every time they use it. I’d recommend a few from Vibeplanet. For premium toys, they’re quite affordable. They’re made with high-quality materials so you don’t have to worry about your downstairs feeling funky. Plus, their low noise level ensures your privacy.
There’s the Scarlet, a travel-friendly vibrating bullet. It’s pocket-sized so you can take it virtually anywhere. It’s great for beginners because of its precise tip. No orgasm left behind.
You could try the Monah, a rabbit vibrator, made with non-porous, safe silicon material. Its two heads deliver super intensive pleasure. Like they say, two heads are better than one.
If you really want a top-notch orgasm, check out the Wandah, a powerful wand massager that delivers intense stimulation. It’s quiet and goes a long time with just one charge, so once you pop, the fun don’t stop.
Now go get freaky.
Sending your partner to a spa isn’t really an option right now, but that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. Bringing a masseuse to your home is an option. You don’t have to get crazy and hire the guy who does Edris Elba; anyone licensed will do. Or, even more fun, give your partner a rub down yourself (complete with a happy ending, of course).
If you’re on a budget but set on hooking up your partner with a hot Valentine’s Day gift, DIY gifts are where it’s at. Sexy Jenga is an easy one. Write a steamy dare on each block, giving yourselves the opportunity to try new things.
Similar to sexy Jenga, create a “sex coupon” book full of spicy things to try in the bedroom. Your partner can cash these in when you’re both feeling frisky.
If your partner likes solving riddles, scavenger hunts are a fun idea. Leave clues around the house to guide them to their sexy surprise. Up the antics and set a time limit. Bonus points if they solve it in time 😉
Edible Intimacy Products
I’m sure you’ve heard of edible panties, lube, and other intimacy products, but have you ever tried one? If not, there’s no better time than Valentine’s Day. It’s the best day of the year to really get creative in the bedroom. Again, talk to your partner to get some ideas of what they’d like. If they’re not interested in any of those, you can surprise them with products you may already have around the house, like whipped cream or chocolate syrup and dig in.
An idea if you’re looking for a more “cute” Valentine’s Day gift. I know giving flowers seems overdone and unoriginal, but flowers are timeless. They’re classy and easily accessible in case you forgot to get your partner a gift (it happens). Flowers are perfect for newer relationships too. It relieves the “we-just-started-dating-what-do-I-get-you-that-doesn’t-scare-you-off-or-make-you-disappointed” pressure. Add a bottle of champagne and you’re ready to go.
It’s like a vacation, but without having to go anywhere. Because of the pandemic, hotels aren’t an option now either, but they can be super expensive anyway (and they don’t wash the top sheet). Staying home means washed sheets, no overpriced mini bars, and WiFi that actually works. Another perk is you don’t need to waste time on lame tourist sites. You can spend the weekend drinking wine in the bath and having sex in every room in the house.
I think it’s expected to get people physical gifts, but experiences are something you two can do together as a couple. See a magic show, take a hot yoga class, go horseback riding (these suggestions aren’t for everyone, but you get it). Most major cities have websites showing what’s going on that week, so I’d suggest checking those first. It doesn’t matter what the experience is; as long as you’re doing it together (unless it’s jail time).
It’s not easy to think up new positions (unless you’re a Scorpio, obviously). Once you’ve got the basics down, you pretty much have a standard rotation. An oldie but a goodie, Kama Sutra can help you put some spice back in the bedroom. It has tons of photos for position inspiration when you’re tired of missionary. If you start at 3 pm, you can probably get through most of the book by morning.
A subscription box is the Valentine’s Day gift that keeps on giving. Every month, your partner gets a new box of goodies. It’s basically like having Christmas all year. If your partner’s into cooking, take a look at some food subscription boxes. If they love fitness, check out a lifestyle box. And for the vulva-havers in your life, there are subscriptions to make their “time of the month” a lot easier. What can’t capitalism do?
One of the juiciest presents, your partner will go crazy when they open a calendar full of your naughtiest photos. Just make sure the site allows you to print x-rated photos (trust me: you don’t want them ending up at the photo counter of a drugstore).
Shopping for Valentine’s Day can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. This list has plenty of gift ideas whether you’re looking for something hot, cute or something in between. Remember, Valentine’s Day is just one day. Make sure you’re showing your partner some love every day of the year.